Calhoun Soldier Writes Home in 1900


Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 11/27/1900.

From the Phillipines

Eber Dulin, of this place received the following letter, in part, from his brother, Levi, who is in the U.S. service in the Phillippines.

Lalio, P.I.
October 8, 1900

Mr. Eber Dulin,

Dear Brother:  I will now try and write you a letter, as it has been a long time since I wrote, or since I have heard from any of you.

I am well and still counted among the living, and I sincerely hope that you, and all the folks at home, are likewise.

I am stationed at Budjason, P.I. and we are having a hot time with the niggers.  Having some fighting--all that we are looking for.  We had a good big fight the other day with them.  We killed and wounded several, and took a few prisoners.  We also captured twenty two guns.  It was warm for awhile I'll tell you.  I got one bullet through my hat rim.

I understand that you people think the fighting is all over with.  No!  No!  It is not and don't you think it.  We are attacked at night every once in awhile.

I have heard that you are thinking some of coming over here.  Take a brother's advice and stay where you are.

Good bye.  Write soon and give me all the news from home.

From your soldier brother in the Philippines.

Levi J. Dulin,
Co. E. 19th Inf'y.